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  Source:king Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, met with the Director of the Saudi Council of Engineers in Asir, Dr. Ali Khazim, at his office on Monday morning, where they discussed the possibility of future collaborations between the two parties. At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy welcomed the members of the committee, stressing that King Khalid University is delighted with the opportunity to collaborate with the Saudi Council of Engineers. During the meeting, the two parties discussed the areas of collaboration, which included a memorandum of understanding, in addition to holding training sessions and workshops, that serve the field of engineering, as well as taking part in projects directed by Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University's 6th Cultural Olympiad, was inaugurated on Sunday the 6th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, which was organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs and represented by the Cultural and Social Activities Agency and the Deanship of Female Student Affairs. The event will continue to the 10th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal. The sixth edition of the Cultural Olympiad aims to develop and stimulate the energies, abilities, and skills of students in various fields. The event will include many individual and team competitions in: Reciting the Holy Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet, the Prophet's Biography, Poetry, Nabati Poetry, Monodrama, Short Story, Arabic Calligraphy, Drawing, Caricature, Photography, Digital Art (design), Cultural Competition, Short Films and Community Service. On his part, Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Mansour Al-Adeed, stressed the importance of motivating and encouraging students to participate in the competitions. He thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for supporting the event and encouraging its repetition. He also extended his gratitude to Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, for his support and to all those who contributed to the success of the event.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center The King Khalid University Information Technology Administration has planned the launch of the STEM JAM activity in collaboration with the Asir Scientific Center. STEM Jam is designed for those interested in electronic game development and the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scientific methodologies used. STEM JAM will begin on November 7, 2019, and end on November 9, 2019, with a 20-hour competition project. The activity will have a focus that includes but is not limited to: Simplifying science according to STEM methodology, which is concerned with simplifying the solution of mathematical problems and understanding scientific laws; Developing innovation and creative thinking by using VR or AR; Problem-solving and employing 21-century skills, such as engineering design in mathematics, explaining programming languages and linking arts to science; Raising awareness of STEM methodology and employing electronic games in spreading STEM culture. The General Administration of Information Technology invites those interested in the development of electronic games to register for the event. Please, (click here)
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, approved the University Council's resolution to promote 28 teaching assistants to the position of lecturer. Congratulations to all of those who met the requirements and achieved their increase in rank. Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, also congratulated our newly minted lecturers. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation for His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy's efforts in creating and maintaining an agile system of employee development. This system requires a productive work environment in which our faculty members can improve their skills and flourish as educators. As our faculty members' talents grow, those teachers are promoted and the university benefits greatly. He then called upon all teaching assistants who hold a master's degree to complete the requirements for promotion to lecturer as expeditiously as possible.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University's archeology digging team participated in the 12th season of archeological excavation at the Jarash Archaeologic Site, which has recently been finalized. The participation of the student excavation team is part of the memorandum of collaboration between King Khalid University and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). The collaboration was formed to bolster King Khalid University's goal of supporting national tourism and the protection of historical sites. Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, had previously visited the site and observed the work, which was under the supervision of the team's leader Abdulaziz Al-Yahya. Student Excavation Team Supervisor, Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Marzoqi, stressed that the university is keen to take part in the fieldwork with the SCTH team to explore the methods of excavation and exploration. Of noteworthy mention, Jarash is amongst the country's most important archaeological sites and one of the most important in the history of the Arabian Peninsula. It served as a trade path that connected the northern and southern parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Jarash features a fortress, a mosque, and 3000-year-old relics designed and decorated with lion and bull patterns that symbolize strength. The location also boasts a center that allows visitors to learn about the location and what it represented. Plans are in place to transfer relics to the Asir Archaeological Museum.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the E-learning Deanship, is currently offering a series of quality webinars through the Tazamun platform. Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, explained that the Deanship is keen to deliver webinars that enhance the quality of human resource development through the devotion of resources and facilities to deliver quality outcomes that are in line with the Kingdom's 2030 Vision. On the important role of webinars, Dean Al-Ahmari explained that the quality of webinars offered is in line with the latest human resource developments and applies to the needs of the job market, stressing that innovative experts and professionals deliver all webinars. The webinar series discusses a range of innovative topics which include, 'Innovation in Artificial intelligence', 'Innovation in Digital Transformation', 'Innovation in Game Development', and 'Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise'. Of noteworthy mention, the available webinars are offered to all those interested and are held every Monday starting on the 28th of October 2019 and are to continue to the 25th of November 2019.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, inaugurated the electronic training platform for faculty members. Vice Rector for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, stressed that the university seeks to offer faculty members training in all areas, noting that it will include teaching and learning, scientific research, community service, professional development, and academic leadership, through a variety of high-quality diverse programs. He emphasized that the platform will elevate performance. Vice Rector Al-Shahrani thanked the General Administration for Information and Technology for their distinctive efforts and support. Regarding the platform's role, Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, explained that the platform falls under the purview of King Khalid University's Strategic Plan, which aims to raise the level of performance and qualifications among faculty members. He also thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy and Vice Rector Al-Shahrani for their continued support.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, appointed Dr. Mufleh Al-Qahtani as the university's official spokesperson. Dr. Al-Qahtani will also retain his current responsibilities as the General Supervisor of the University Media Center as well as serving as university spokesperson. Dr. Al-Qahtani expressed his appreciation for the Rector's confidence in making the appointment and said that he is committed to positive and effective communications with the community.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center Under the patronage of His Excellency, King Khalid University Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, the university will hold the International Summer Training Forum at the Main Campus University Theater on October 29, 2019. Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, explained that King Khalid University is keen to hold this forum to allow the participating colleges the opportunity to exchange expertise and to display achievement. He added that the forum aims to highlight the impact of the program on students' experience and their education, while also creating a culture of international collaborations and relations between King Khalid University and foreign entities. On his part, the Chairman of the Forum Scientific Committee, Dr. Ali Al-Qarawi, said that the forum will include workshops to develop the international summer training system, as well as studying the key factors of success and discussing collaboration opportunities.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, King Khalid University's College of Engineering is the 4th ranked engineering college in Saudi Arabia and 501 at the international level. Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi, explained that international classifications are indications that can be relied on in the assessment and evaluation of engineering colleges. He explained that the Times Higher Education International Rankings are based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators in performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. He maintained that the domestic and international rankings are achievements that indicate a record of providing students with an outstanding educational experience. Dean Falqi thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, expressing appreciation for his support and guidance. He further thanked the university vice rectors, heads of the College of Engineering departments, faculty members and employees for all of their efforts and teamwork.
Source:King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University's Information Technology Administration recently held a number of workshops and training programs tailored to iT Leadership and Digital Ambassadors from different departments of the university. The main purpose of this initiative was to enhance and stimulate the role of Digital Ambassadors in the digital transformation process. The workshops were held over two day period at the Administration Training Hall at main campus in Abha. The first workshop entitled 'Leadership in the Digital Transformation Era' was delivered by Program Consultant, Dr. Adnan Albar. He introduced the concept of digital transformation and the most prominent challenges facing it. Dr. Albar encouraged the conferees to understand and implement the key takeaways learned and international best practices of the methods of development and mechanisms of digital transformation. Then, all Digital Ambassadors in attendance participated in several introductory workshops, which introduced the main forms of digital transformation used in the university in a series of workshops that introduced the university services as follows:   KKU MySite; Scientific Journals; Committees; Mubashir; Technical Support; The Call Center. On the importance of holding these workshops, CIO Dr. Mohammad Al-Saqir stressed that the university is witnessing rapid growth and development in all digital transactions. He added that the university aspires to achieve the highest standards in its digital transformation efforts to meet the objectives of Vision 2030. 
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy chaired the Third University Council on Wednesday. Higher Education Council Interim Committee Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Al-Saleh, led the meeting in the presence of university vice rectors and deans. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy opened the meeting by thanking Allah the Almighty and praising the Prophet (PBUH). Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Secretary-General of the Council, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, then displayed the agenda and topics of the meeting. The council came to a number of decisions as follows: Meeting the executive regulations of the Joint Supervision Program (JSP) in postgraduate studies with a number of international universities; Establishing the King Khalid University Dental Hospital that will replace the current dental clinics; Restructuring the Graduate Deanship Council.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The College of Medicine and the Medicine and Creative Club recently collaborated with the Kawther Health Association on bringing a health awareness caravan to the Thuluth Al-Manzar in the Asir region. A number of faculty doctors, consultants and students participated. College of Medicine Student Activities Head, Dr. Wadah Al-Alamie, said that the caravan included four mobile clinics: Two specializing in optics and optical surgery, a children's thoracic unit, and a family medicine clinic. Dr. Al-Almaie noted that the caravan provided clinical examinations and medical consultations to nearly 100 members of the public at no charge. He added that the effort was part of the university's public outreach initiatives. Dr. Al-Almaie thanked the Kawther Health Association and participants for all of their efforts and support.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Creativity, Talent and Entrepreneurship Center in collaboration with the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monsha'at), organized the 'Prototype Development Camp'. The camp, designed for both men and women, will begin on the 28th of Safar and end on the 5th of Rabi Al-Awwal. The camp was developed for current students, alumni, and residents of the region who are aspiring entrepreneurs with a business idea. Talent Center Director, Dr. Mohammed Al-Maghrabi, stressed that the establishment of the camp comes in line with Vision 2030. The camp, which will allow participants to gain the entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills to successfully launch and grow their business, is closely aligned with the 'Thriving Economy' theme and its 'Boosting our Small Businesses and Productive Families' initiative of Vision 2030. Director Al-Maghrabi explained that the camp seeks to boost SME entrepreneurship and investment in new industries. Director Al-Maghrabi further explained that King Khalid University is dedicated to promoting a  knowledge-based economy and transforming research into innovation. Of noteworthy mention, the camp will include the participation of 55 entrepreneurs over a period of 6 weeks. At the end of the camp, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors, press and partners.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Female Students' Cultural and Social Activities Agency, will host the Sixth Cultural Olympiad on 6-10/3/1441 AH, which is held annually. The purpose of the games is to challenge and test the students' skills and abilities in several disciplines including: Reciting the Holy Quran; The Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH); The Biography of the Prophet (PBUH); Poetry; Nabati Poetry; Monodrama; Short Story; Arabic Calligraphy; Drawing; Caricature; Photography; Digital Art Design; Culture; Short Films; Community Service. Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Atheed, explained that it is important to encourage these and related student activities as they support professional and social development. He thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support of the games and also thanked Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Du’ajim, for his support and counsel in making these games successful. Those who wish to participate in the games can enroll until next Wednesday at the college club.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research,  Prof. Saad Al-Amri, attended the launch of the 'Postgraduate and Scientific Authority and Tasks Workshop' held by the Postgraduate Agency. The main purposes of the meeting, which was held at the main campus, were to introduce the tasks, authorities, and responsibilities of King Khalid University postgraduate representatives The workshop discussed the main responsibilities and authority of the agency's representatives and the development of their roles pursuant to the latest developments in the field of postgraduate studies and research, which will significantly contribute to the learning outcomes in postgraduate programs. Of noteworthy mention, King Khalid University's Postgraduate and Scientific Research Agency is keen to provide the appropriate environment to achieve the university's mission in accord with leadership excellence through creativity, innovation, and growth.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the Department of Anesthesiology at the College of Applied Medical Sciences in Khamis Mushait, observed World Anesthesia Day, which ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of medicine, at Al-Rashid Mall in Abha. The awareness campaign was inaugurated by College of Applied Medical Sciences Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sabaani, in the presence of Anesthesia Department Head, Dr. Haitham Khaled, and a number of volunteers and faculty members. The campaign included a brief introduction to the field of anesthesia and medical stages of the process in an exhibition that displayed the history of anesthesia. Also displayed were the medical procedures, tools, and the most prominent techniques and methods currently used in field.
  Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University's College of Medicine, represented by the Medicine and Creativity Club in collaboration with the Saudi Germany Hospital, recently held two awareness campaigns that promoted World Sight Day and World Mental Health Day at Al Rashid Mall in Abha. The two campaigns were under the supervision College of Medicine Dean, Prof. Sulaiman Al-Humayed, and aimed to educate the public on blindness and vision impairment prevention methods. Also, a strong focus was dedicated to educating the public on the importance of mental health and advocacy against social stigma The two campaigns included the participation of several university faculty members and doctors from the Saudi German Hospital, in addition to several volunteers from the Faculty of Medicine, who served more than 1,400 beneficiaries.
  Source:King Khalid University - Media Center Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, King Khalid University's Center for Documentation and Archives has organized a workshop to spread the culture of documentation among those interested in the field. The meeting will be held in cooperation with the National Center for Documents and Archives at the main campus. The workshop will host National Center for Documents and Archives Director, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Haddab, and Relaying and Receiving Documents Department Director, Ibrahim Al-Sheddi. King Khalid University Center for Documentation and Archives Supervisor, Salem Al-Khalidi, explained that the workshop highlights one of the main aspects of the university's work and production. He thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his encouragement and support. It's worth noting that the workshop will also be available via live stream at the Science College Theater at the King Abdullah Road Campus.
  King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University observed International White Cane Day, which falls on the 15th of October every year and recognizes the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society. The Deanship of Student Affairs led the function in the Special Needs Student Center. Center Supervisor, Dr. Amer Jaafar, explained that the Special Needs Student Center aims to encourage the community to expand the concept of accessibility. In the same context, the College of Education, represented by the Department of Special Education in cooperation with the Community Service Committee, held an International White Cane Day activity. In attendance was Dean of the College, Dr. Thabet Al-Kahlan, and a number of the college of faculty members and students. During the university function, the attendees were introduced to the white cane and its importance. Of noteworthy mention, a group of special needs students received plaques of appreciation.